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The bashful and the boastful: prestigious leaders and social change in Mesolithic Societies

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The bashful and the boastful : prestigious leaders and social change in Mesolithic Societies. / Spikins, Penny.

In: Journal of World Prehistory, Vol. 21, No. 3-4, 12.2008, p. 173-193.

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Spikins, P 2008, 'The bashful and the boastful: prestigious leaders and social change in Mesolithic Societies', Journal of World Prehistory, vol. 21, no. 3-4, pp. 173-193. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10963-008-9015-x

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Spikins, P. (2008). The bashful and the boastful: prestigious leaders and social change in Mesolithic Societies. Journal of World Prehistory, 21(3-4), 173-193. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10963-008-9015-x

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Spikins P. The bashful and the boastful: prestigious leaders and social change in Mesolithic Societies. Journal of World Prehistory. 2008 Dec;21(3-4):173-193. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10963-008-9015-x

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Spikins, Penny. / The bashful and the boastful : prestigious leaders and social change in Mesolithic Societies. In: Journal of World Prehistory. 2008 ; Vol. 21, No. 3-4. pp. 173-193.

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